Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

Akron Zips vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

Two teams coming off losses meet at Heinz Field Saturday when Akron visits Pittsburgh. The Zips were hammered at home last week by Marshall 48-17 to fall to 1-2, while the Panthers dropped a tough decision to visiting Iowa, 24-20. Pitt has a 2-0 series lead over Akron, including their last meeting, a 35-0 win in 1998.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to Watch

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: ESPN3

Radio: For a list of Pittsburgh affiliates, click here. For a list of Akron affiliates, click here.

Season Recap

Pittsburgh

Week 4: Iowa 24, Pittsburgh 20

Pittsburgh held the lead until Iowa's Mark Weisman’s one-yard touchdown run with 6:56 remaining in the fourth quarter put the Hawkeyes ahead. The Panthers' James Conner had his fifth consecutive game of at least 150 yards rushing, and his four-game rushing total of 699 yards to open the season broke the record of 564 set in 1973 by Tony Dorsett.

Week 3: Pittsburgh 42, FIU 25

The Panthers improved to 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2009. The Panthers rallied from a 16-0 deficit and took the lead in the third quarter with a three-yard touchdown run by James Connor. 

Week 2: Pittsburgh 30, Boston College 20

The Panthers won the first ACC meeting between the former Big East rivals. Boston College went 77 yards for a touchdown on its first drive, but was held to just 50 yards the rest of the half. Pittsburgh's James Conner had a career-high 36 carries for 214 yards.

Week 1: Pittsburgh 62, Delaware 0

The 62 points were the Panthers’ most-ever in a season opener, setting a new Heinz Field record. Chad Voytick threw for two touchdowns and James Connor ran for four more. 

Akron

Week 4: Marshall 48, Akron 17

After not turning the ball over in their first two games, the Zips committed four turnovers, including two interceptions by Kyle Pohl. Akron finished the game with only 93 rushing yards compared to Marshall's 284.

Week 3: Bye

Week 2: Penn State 21, Akron 3

Akron was only able to put three points on the board, despite three Penn State turnovers. The Zips were 1-for-3 in the red zone and 5-of-17 converting third downs. The Zips had a chance to take the lead on the game’s opening possession, but Tom O’Leary missed a 31-yard field goal.

Week 1: Akron 41, Howard 0

The shutout was the Zips’ first since blanking Morgan State 41-0 in 2009. The Zips’ first three touchdown drives in the first quarter each took less than 38 seconds. The win gave Akron four straight victories.

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